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Jessica Lohr portrays Terezin survivor Helga Hoskova-Weissova as an adult on Oct. 12 during Ballet 5:8’s “Butterfly.” Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Valerie Linsner (left) and Bethany Patterson perform Oct. 12 in “Butterfly” during Ballet 5:8’s in-studio performance.
Ballet 5:8 solo artist Emily Ratkos dances in “Brothers & Sisters” during the company’s inaugural in-studio performances in Orland Park.
Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager welcomes everyone to the inaugural in-studio performances in Orland Park.
'Butterfly,' created by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, tells the story of the Jewish residents of the WWII Terezin ghetto through dance.
Brette Benedict (Mokena) portrays Friedl Dicker-Brandeis in 'Butterfly' during Ballet 5:8's in-studio performance.
'Butterfly,' created by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, tells the story of the Jewish residents of the WWII Terezin ghetto through dance.
Jessica Lohr portrays Terezin survivor Helga Hoskova-Weissova as an adult during Ballet 5:8's 'Butterfly.'
Valerie Linsner, left, and Jessica Lohr portray Terezin survivor Helga Hoskova-Weissova as a child and as an adult during Ballet 5:8's 'Butterfly.'
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
4:45 pm CDT October 17, 2019
Ballet 5:8 only moved into its new Orland Park facility — 11545 183rd Place, Suite 101 — earlier this year, but the school and ballet company have already done much in an effort to enrich the lives of the community by fostering a love of dance.